Injuries reported in Ottawa accident

OTTAWA — Law enforcement authorities responded to a two-vehicle injury accident on East Main Street in Ottawa Thursday night. According to early reports, there were multiple injuries in the accident, which was reported at about 10:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of East Main Street....

Hancock, Wood, Henry counties gain population

Hancock County’s population has grown by 1.3 percent since the 2010 census, according to the latest estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2013 estimates set Hancock County’s population at 75,773, an increase of 103 from the 2012 estimate of 75,670. T...

Rustic selected as this year’s United Way distinguished volunteer

The United Way of Hancock County has announced that Jeanne Rustic will receive this year’s Jeri Bjorling Memorial Distinguished Volunteer Award. According to a press release from the organization, Rustic was selected because of the many volunteer positions she holds in the...

Findlay family welcomes identical triplets

A Findlay couple’s family grew by three on Monday with the birth of identical triplets at Toledo Hospital. Haley Hassan and her fiancé, David Flick, welcomed the babies Monday morning. Kiley Christine was born at 10:49 a.m., weighing 2 pounds, 2 ounces; Keeley Ann at 10:50...

Hancock County Fair planning 75th anniversary celebration

The Hancock County Fair Board is planning a celebration this year, marking the fair’s 75th anniversary at the Sandusky Street grounds. Hancock County Commissioner Phillip Riegle will represent the office on the celebration’s planning committee. Riegle briefly described some...

UPDATE: Man arrested after early morning chase in Findlay

A Findlay man has been arrested following an early morning chase near the University of Findlay. A Findlay police officer was attempting to stop a 1996 black Dodge Ram truck driven by Robert Ferdinandsen, 54, of Findlay, at the intersection of Frazer and Bolton street...

Mental health first aid training sessions scheduled

The Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services is offering several mental health first aid trainings. Participants will learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis...

Home energy assistance extended

The Home Energy Assistance Winter Crisis Program has been extended until April 15. The program was created to provide financial assistance, one time per heating season, to income-eligible households that are threatened with disconnection of their heating source or have had their...

Letters of intent due for next grant cycle

Letters of intent for the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation’s next competitive grant cycle are due April 4. Potential grant applicants are required to submit a letter of intent no less 60 days prior to the grant application deadline. The next competitive grant...